‘Green’ Nanuku appoints Fijian marine scientist to manage on-resort environmental programs
Nanuku Auberge Resort has recruited high profile Fijian marine scientist Kelly Dawn Bentley to manage all activity revolving around the luxury resort’s ‘Planet Auberge’ environmental program.
Announcing Ms Bentley’s appointment, General Manager, Sascha Hemmann said her focus would revolve around the resort’s coral planting, reef conservation, Mangrove replanting and shore protection activity.
She will also be very hands-on with Nanuku’s turtle conservation activity, which all guests staying at the resort can readily play a role in.
A Fijian national, Ms Bentley holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Science from the University of the South Pacific.
She has also coordinated local mangrove restoration and reforestation projects and is well known on both a local school and community basis for her work in building awareness on climate change, marine pollution, mangrove and coral reef conservation.
“Each one of us here at Nanuku, and especially our local staff, all fully understand the importance of delivering a quality product but more importantly a quality product in a natural setting with meaningful experiences,” Mr Hemmann said.
“We know our guests are very sensitive to environmental issues and the impact tourism can have on the locations and communities they visit.
“Having Kelly and her incredible knowledge and drive on the team will play a major part in our being able to enhance what we already have in hand as a part of the ‘Planet Auberge’ program.
About ‘Planet Auberge’
Auberge Resort’s commitment to responsible luxury is an inherent part of the company’s DNA and extends from its brand pillars into the way that it builds, operates and maintains its resort properties. Through the company-wide program ‘Planet Auberge’ portfolio, resorts are able to launch targeted initiatives focused on minimising the property footprint, improving the surrounding environment and communities while simultaneously enhancing the guest experience.